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Jackson Gillman, Stand-Up Chameleon
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE & TAPES

2008 Schedule

| 2008 January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | 2009

The new millennium brought an even wider range of work for me than usual. As well as the normal school assemblies, libraries, recreation departments, folk/comedy venues and religious groups there were:
  • Speaking parts in two movies, one TV commercial and one radio commercial.
  • Residencies as "Rudyard Kipling" in his historic Vermont home.
  • Featured performer at Festivals in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Missouri, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, New York, Georgia,Wisconsin and Utah.

Corporate/Conference engagements for:

  • Independent Computer Consultants Association
  • March of Dimes
  • Speech/Language/Hearing Association
  • Maine Resource Recovery Association
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Maine Health Department
  • Childrens Disability Services
  • Breastfeeding Education
  • Women-Infant-Children Nutrition Program

Weekly summer shows on Mount Desert Island:

  • "Jackson's Top Ten" revue of 10 family programs from a decade at Acadia Repertory Theatre.
  • "Nature In Action" at the College of the Atlantic Natural History Museum.
  • "A Dad's Eye View" - stages of parenting from "a twinkle in the eye" to baby's first steps

And my best gig ever! -- supporting role in the fathering of our Jillian Estelle (2000) and Avery Elazar (2003)

The following are some of the groups for which I'll be performing in the coming months. Public shows have a phone contact listed and it's always a good idea to call ahead as events are subject to change. Also, feel free to e-mail me if you are interested in attending any of the other presentations. Often, my performances are for private groups or functions, but whenever possible, I'll make arrangements for you to see a performance if you are considering a program. One live show is worth more than any of words and how I get the vast majority of my work.

2008 ~ 2008 ~ 2008 ~ 2008 ~ 2008 ~ 2008 ~ 2008 ~ 2008 ~ 2008 ~ 2008
January 2008
January 3 - Stacyville ME, Katahdin High School, Hard Knocks

January 4 - Calais ME High School, Perfect High
January 4 - Baileyville ME, Woodland High School, Perfect High

January 7 - Watertown MA, Jewish Community Day School, sign language songs & stories
January 18 - Kingston MA, South Shore Folk Music Club, Beal House, www.ssfmc.org
January 24 - New Bedford MA, performing for SHIP (State Head Injury Program) South Coast Singles Club
January 25 - Brookline MA, People's Music Network Gathering, Devotion School
February 2008

February 1-4,  2008 in one of New England's most inspiring settings: Rudyard Kipling's Brattleboro VT home, "Naulakha" ("jewel without price")

Over the past 25 years, I have presented workshops annually at Sharing the Fire, rotating 8 different ones. "Springboards" is my latest favorite. The goal is to help individuals generate new repertoire by doing some exploratory mining of personal experiences, and consider ways to refine, polish and share those nuggets. "Listener as co-creator" and peer coaching are also promoted in this workshop.  Each session is open to 5-7 people who’d like to dive into some new material with a communal spirit, and opportunities for group critique and personal coaching.  Participants with any range of experience are welcome.

I fell in love with Kipling’s wonderful home seven years ago when I started my semiannual portrayal of Rudyard-in-Residence. Just being at "Naulakha" is inspiring and coupled with collective synergy, participants have invariably come away enriched, fired up with many new personal story ideas to work on.

Three nights lodging (bedrooms with twin beds), breakfast fixings, one catered meal on each of the four days, communal zeal and inspiration, all for $575.  More details are available by e-mailing. Sneak previews of the property and where you too can play pool on the same table as Ruddy and his buddy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle can be seen on http://www.landmarktrustusa.org/naulakha/index.html photo gallery.

If you might be interested, please let me know as soon as possible.  A one-day version may also be offered again on a following weekday. $125 includes morning snack, catered lunch and dinner. Overnight lodging is also possible.

February 4 - Putney VT, Landmark College, 6:30 pm "Jackson & Friends" with Alex the Jester, Judith Black,
802-387-6768
February 5-6 - Putney VT, Landmark College, Communications classroom visits
February 8 - Whitingham VT Elementary school assembly
February 13 - Bellingham MA, Stall Brook School, Harlequin and the Gift of Many Colors
February 15 - Wareham MA, 2nd grade class visit
February 18 - Springfield MA Museums, 1:00 Dinosaur Days, 413-263-6800 x 488
February 21 - Newport RI Naval Base, family shows at 11 and 12:30
February 22 - Buzzards Bay MA, Northeast Organic Farming Association, after dinner entertainment
March 2008
March 1 - North Reading MA Library "Books in Bloom", 10 a.m., 781-942-6705
March 2 - Hawley PA, Wallenpaupac High School, 2:00 Family Cabaret, 570-226-4557
March 3, Middletown NY, Chorley Elementary School assemblies
March 7 - Falmouth ME Plummer Motz School, Kipling "Just So"
March 7 - Rochester NH, StoryHome Storytelling Center, 8 pm house concert, 603-335-1760
March 8 - Rochester NH, StoryHome Storytelling Center, "Springboards for Stories" workshop, 10:00-5:00 concluding with group show @ 7 pm, contact Joanne Piazzi for more info at 603-335-1760
March 10 - Augusta ME State House, Maine Arts Advocacy Day, exhibit hall, 11:00 - 1:00
March 12 - Boston State House, Local Cultural Council 2008 Statewide Assembly
March 15 - Stockbridge MA, Norman Rockwell Museum, 1:30 Family Cabaret, 413-298-4100 x 260 www.nrm.org
March 19 - Maynard MA High School, Hard Knocks, 9:30 a.m.
March 28, Wareham MA, 2nd grade class visit
March 29, Orleans MA, Family Fun Fair, held at Orleans Middle School gym, 11:00 am, free and open to public, 508-255-4899
April 2008
April 3 - Center Sandwich NH, Corner House Inn, 6:30 dinner/storytelling, 603-284-6219, www.cornerhouseinn.com
April 4, Center Sandwich NH, Sandwich Central School, 8:30 assembly
April 4-6, Nashua NH, Sharing the Fire / Northeast Storytelling Conference, Crowne Plaza, swap host on Saturday, coaching workshop on Sunday, www.lanes.org
April 7 - Exeter NH, "Daddy Sandwich" recording session
April 10 - Portland ME Convention and Visitors Bureau annual meeting
April 11 - Isleboro ME, 10:00 K-11 school assembly
April 12 - Belfast ME Comic Arts Festival, 2:00 pm, "A Family Cabaret" www.comicartsfest.com
April 14 - Nashua NH, World Elementary School. 9:30 am, "Riot in the Garden"
April 15-17 - Brattleboro VT, 16th(!) Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling's historic home, 802-254-6868
April 25 - New London CT, Nathan Hale and Harbor Elementary Schools, 11:00 & 1:15, "On a Wing and a Song"
April 25-27, New London CT, CT Storytelling Festival feature, 860-439-2764, Friday Mid-Nine Cabaret; Saturday Sign Language & Storytelling workshop at 1:30, joint concert at 7:30; Sunday "Journey" and panel, www.connstorycenter.org
April 30 - Windham NH Nesmith Library, 11:00 a.m. 603-432-7154
May 2008
May 3 - Jamaica Plain MA, Wake Up the Earth Festival, Southwest Corridor Park, Hubbard Street, 1:00
May 4 - Sandwich MA, Mom's Club, "Spring into Action and Song", 1:00
May 6 - Bourne MA, Peebles School assemblies, 9:15, 10:00, "On a Wing & a Song", "Riot in the Garden"
May 8 (tentative) Stewartstown NH schools
May 10 - Kingston RI, East Farm Spring Festival, 10-2, Riot in the Garden, 11:15 and 12:30, 401-874-2900
May 15, Plainville MA, Norfolk County, Early Childhood Educators banquet
May 16 - Yarmouth ME Elementary School, "Riot in the Garden", 10:15
May 16 - Wolfeboro, NH Village Players Theater, SIT DOWN FOR STAND UP comedy series, family show at 7 pm, 603-569-9656
May 17 - Barnstable MA Kickoff for Kindergarten, 1:15 and 2:00
May 22 - Falmouth MA, Conservatory Pre-school visit
June 2008

June 1 - Harvard MA, Fruitlands Museum, "Spring into Action and Song", www.fruitlands.org, 3:00, 978-456-3924

June 5 - Falmouth MA, Conservatory Pre-School visit

June 7 - Brattleboro VT, Strolling of the Heifers, 12:15, 802-258-2097
June 7 (tentative, later in the afternoon) Bellows Falls VT

June 8 - Dennis MA, Eventide Arts annual Songfest, www.eventidearts.org, 508-255-9255; 2:00 pm, premiering my song "Daddy Sandwich" which won 1st prize in the Children's category
June 12, Wareham MA, Minot Forest School, combined 2nd grade classrooms
June 13 - Falmouth MA, Conservatory Pre-School closing party
June 13-15 - Plymouth MA Pinewoods Music/Dance Camp, on staff for First Weekend, www.pinewoods.org,
413 256-0673
June 17 - 6:30 pm, Boylston MA Public Library, songs/stories with sign language, 508-869-2371
June 18, Wareham MA, Minot Forest School, last 2nd classroom visit
June 21 - Arlington MA, Robbins Library, "Nature in Action, Story & Song" 10:00 a.m., 781-316-3234
June 23 marks the beginning of my blockbooking of "BUGS!" for RI Libraries' "Catch the Reading Bug" Summer Reading Program...
June 23 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Portsmouth, 401-683-9457, 10:00; Barrington, 401-247-1920, 6:00
June 24 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Jamestown, 401-423-7283, 3:30; Cranston 401-943-9080, 6:30
June 25 - Osterville MA Village Library, 1:00, A Family Cabaret, 508-428-5757

June 25 - Hamilton-Wenham MA Library, Wild Reads kick-off, 6:30 pm, 978-468-5577. www.hwlibrary.org

June 25 - Lynn MA Gulu-Gulu Cafe, 8:30 pm feature after 7 pm open mic, 59 Central Square, Lynn, 617-848-5967, www.Gulu-Gulu.com, free

June 26 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Cranston Knightsville Branch, 401-942-2504, 6:30 pm
June 28 - Carrabasett Valley ME. Maine Huts and Trails, 6:00 dinner/7 show, http://www.mainehuts.org, 207-265-2400; Nature in Action, Story & Song

June 30 - Charlestown RI, Perspectives Camp, 10:45

June 30 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Providence, 402-455-8037, 6:30

July 2008

July 1, Hanover MA Curtis Free Library, Wild Reads kick-off, 2:00, 781-826-2972

July 1 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - North Scituate, 401-647-5133, 7 pm

July 2 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Essex, 401-625-6796 10:30; Central Falls, 401-727-7440, 3:00
July 3 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Middletown, 401846-1573, 10:30
July 6 - Harvard MA, Fruitlands Museum, Riot in the Garden, 3:00, www.fruitlands.org, 978-456-3924

July 7 - Springvale ME library, (but held at the nearby Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street, Springvale) "BUGS!", 1:00, 207-324-4624

July 7 - Kennebunk ME Library, 6:30 pm, "BUGS!", 207-985-2173

July 8 - Buxton ME Library/Rec Department, 9:30 a.m. held at the Hanson Gym, 207-929-4134, "Nature in Action, Story & Song"

July 8 - Salisbury Cove ME, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, annual Family Science Night, 5:30 pm, http://www.mdibl.org/, 207-288-3147 for reservations

July 10 - Hampden ME Town Hall, for Dyer Library's "Start Your Engines", 10:30 a.m., 207-862-3550
July 10 - Salisbury Cove ME, MDI Bio Lab's annual Family Science Night, 207-288-3605
July 12 - Portland ME, St Lawrence Arts Center, "A Family Cabaret", 11:00 a.m., 207-775-5568
July 14 - RI Libraries, "BUGS!" - No Smithfield, 401-767-2780, 10:30; Charlestown Cross Mills Library, 401-364-6211, 7:00
July 15 - RI Libraries, "BUGS!" - Cranston/Arlington, 401-943-9080, 10:30; E Providence, 401-435-1978, 2:00; Wakefield /Hale, 401-783-5386, 6:30
July 16 - RI Libraries, "BUGS!" - Bristol/Rogers, 401-253-6948, 10:30; No Providence/Mancini, 401353-5600, 2:00; Exeter, 401-294-4109, 7:00
July 18 - New London CT Library, Sea Songs & Stories, 10:30 am, 860-447-1411

July 19 - Sterling VA, Cascades Library, special Family Cabaret concert, 2:00, 703-444-3228

July 19 - Silver Spring MD house concert, 7:30 pm, cricket1415@yahoo.com, 301-588-3912

July 20 - Silver Spring MD, 10:00 - 1:00 Storyscaping workshop, cricket1415@yahoo.com, 301-588-3912
July 22 - Fairhaven MA, Millicent Library, 10:00 am, 508-998-5342
July 22 - Quincy MA, Crane Library, 7:00 pm, 617-376-1332
July 26 - George's Island, Boston Harbor, nature shows, 12:15 & 2:00 www.BostonIslands.com, 617-223-8636
July 28 - Woods Hole MA Marine Biological Laboratory, 100 Water Street, 7:00 pm, Sea Songs & Stories, www.mbl.edu/mblclub, $8 adults/$5 children
July 30 - Branford CT Blackstone Library, BUGS!, 203-488-1441, 2:00
July 31 - Enfield CT Library, 10:00 am, BUGS!, 860-763-7518, www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org
July 31 - Lenox MA Library, "On a Wing & a Song", 2 pm, 413-637-0197, www.lenoxlib.org/
August 2008
August 1 - Keene NH, Stonewall Farm, 2:00, 603-357-2777
August 2 - Dover VT, 26th annual Matomifest (private)

August 3 - August 3 - Harvard MA, Fruitlands Museum, BUGS!, 3:00, 978-456-3924, www.fruitlands.org, 978-456-3924

August 6 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - East Providence/Rumford RI, 11:00
August 6 - Bristol RI, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, "Riot in the Garden", 1:00
August 7 - Westford MA Fletcher LIbrary, program closing party, 11:30 picnic, noon show, Levity in Motion, 978-692-5555
August 9 - UMass/Amherst, Northeast Organic Farming Association summer conference, 7:00 pm, Riot in the Garden, http://www.nofamass.org/
August 11 - New Bedford MA, YW Kids day camp
August 12 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Foster, 401-397-4801, 10:30; West Warwick, 401-828-3750, 7:00
August 13 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Newport, 401-847-8720, 10:30; Lincoln, 401-333-2422, 2:00; Cranston/Oak Lawn, 401-942-1787, 6:30
August 14 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - S Kingston/Peacedale, 401-789-1555, 10:30; Westerly, 401-596-2877, 7:00
August 15 - RI Libraries, BUGS! - Coventry, 401-822-9102 - 10:00

August 15 - Sandwich MA, Sandy Neck Beach, Circle by the Sea, music campfire on Sandy Neck Beach, 7:00 pm (Rain location is Shawme-Crowel state park), 508-566-0171 for more info
August 19 - New Haven CT, So CT State University, Storytelling Methods class, 8:00 - 3:00
August 21 - Southwest Harbor ME Library, 6:30 pm, 207-244-7505
August 30 - Union ME, Golden Raven Story Circle, co-feature, 207-785-4730, 7:00 , www.thegoldenraven.org
September 2008
September 5-6, La Crosse WI Storytelling Festival, featured teller, www.lacrossestoryfest.com/
September 7 - 3:00, Harvard MA, Fruitlands Museum, "Nature in Action, Story and Song" www.fruitlands.org, 978-456-3924
September 11 - New Bedford MA, Atria Senior Assisted Living
September 12 - Nantucket MA Atheneum, "A Family Cabaret" 7:00 pm, 508-228-1110, www.nantucketatheneum.org
September 17 - Freeport ME, Southern Maine Library Showcase
September 18 - Providence RI, TV shoot for PATV Safe Kids & Friends, "Halloween Silly Willies" to be aired through October
September 19 - Wheeling IL, Nibbles Play Cafe, group benefit for Children's Music Network
September 20 - Zion IL, performing and introducing friend/colleague Bill Harley, Grammy and Magic Penny Award winner
September 21 - Zion IL, National Children's Music Network conference, "Flak Happens" workshop, www.cmnonline.org
September 23 - Wrentham MA Fiske Library, "A Family Cabaret" 6:00 pm, 508-384-5440
September 24 - Union ME Conservation Education Fair, "Nature in Action, Story & Song", 9:45, 10:45, 12:45
September 24 - Augusta ME, Java Joe's open mic, 207-622-1110
September 27 - Wells ME, Punkinfiddle 2008, Laudholm Trust, National Estuary Days Celebration, times tba, http://www.punkinfiddle.org/
September 28 - New Bedford MA, www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org/11:30 and 1:00 for
families, 2:45 for adults.
October 2008
October 4 - Norman Bird Sanctuary, 34th annual Harvest Fair, 12:30 and 2:30, 401-846-2577,
www.normanbirdsanctuary.org
October 5 - Harvard MA, Fruitlands Museum, "Autumn Wonders" www.fruitlands.org, 978-456-3924
October 9 - Onset MA, Kindergarten class visit, "Levity in Motion"
October 10 - Wareham MA, 3rd grade class visit "Autumn Wonders"
October 11-12 - Yarmouth MA Seaside Festival www.yarmouthseasidefestival.com
October 18 - Shepherdstown WV, National Conservation Training Center open house, "Nature in Action, Story & Song", 304-876-1600
October 20 - Hillsboro VA Elementary school, "Nature in Action, Story & Song"
October 23 - Charlestown MA Library, "Halloween Silly Willies", 4:00, 617-242-1248
October 24 - Westport MA Library, 7 pm Halloween Silly Willies, 508-636-1100
October 25 - Providence RI, University Club, 1:00, Halloween Silly Willies
October 30 - Warwick RI Progressive Learning, 10:30 a.m. "Halloween Silly Willies"
October 31 - Wareham MA, 3rd grade class visit, "Halloween Silly Willies"
November 2008
November 10 - Onset MA, hosting my critique group's monthly get-together, plus tour of the cranberry operation at Mann Family Farms
November 12 - New Bedford, Southeast MA Library System, showcasing new "Moon Crazy" show for Starship Adventure summer reading program
November 14 - Manchester NH PTA Showcase 3:00, 603-893-4208
November 15 - Arlington MA, Regent Theatre's family series, "A Family Cabaret," 10:30, www.regenttheatre.com, 781-646-4849
November 17-19, Brattleboro VT Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling's historic home, 802-254-6868
November 20 - White River Junction VT, Recreation & Park showcase, 9:30 am, 802-878-2077
November 22 - New Haven CT, the wedding of Urska Jeran to my only nephew, Noah Charney (the internationally famous author of The Art Thief)
November 25 - Wareham MA, 3rd grade class visit, Thanksgiving songs and stories
November 26 - Onset MA, Kindergarten class visit, Thanksgiving songs and stories
December 2008
December 6 - Plimouth Plantation MA, Festival of Trees to benefit Cranberry Hospice, 11:30, www.cranberryhospice.org/festival, 781-934-7778
December 11 - Onset & Wareham MA, Kindergarten & 3rd grade class visits, holiday songs/stories
December 14 - Westborough MA, Temple B'nai Shalom, morning Chanukah shows
December 17 - Hyannis MA, St Francis Xavier Preparatory School, Christmas show
December 21 - Center for the Arts in Natick MA, Chanukah show, 2:00, www.natickarts.org
December 30 - New Bedford MA, Ocean Explorium, 174 Union Street, family show of sea songs and stories, 7 pm, 508-994-5400, http://www.oceanexplorium.org/
December 31 -Pittsfield MA Berkshire Museum, "Rockin' New Years Party for Kids", free w/ admission, 11:00 a.m., 413-443-7171, http://www.berkshiremuseum.org/
 
updated: January 30, 2010
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AUDIO & VIDEO TAPES

You can take home some of Jackson's memorable characters with audio and video performances available for purchase.

THINKING ABOUT HIRING JACKSON? Ten-minute promotional video samplers are available on request for people wanting to preview Jackson for a business event. (Click here for background information on Jackson.)

Rudyard Kipling's "Just So" -- Videotape
Rudyard Kipling, who loved to have fun with the English language, wrote his famous "Just So" stories for his "best beloved," his children. Ever since, these stories have been loved by generations of children and adults alike. In this series, Jackson re-tells the stories exactly as they were written and in a performance style that Mr. Kipling himself would love to hear and watch. Produced by Chip Taylor.

To order, contact Jackson by e-mail, or order on-line directly from Chip Taylor Communications, $25 plus shipping & handling, (one-time broadcast rights $99.99)

Downeast Ballads
by Ruth Moore and Others
Experience a memorable raft of characters from the Maine coast. Among others, there's Charley, who "sees some mighty strange things when is FUI (Fishing Under the Influence)," Old Randall, who everyone knew was "dumb as a hake," Sam, who thought he'd seen a German submarine, and Gray, who thought he'd seen his last. From "The Darker Side" of eerie fogs and loved ones lost at sea, to "The Lighter Side," a delightful compendium of spoken and sung ballads. Featuring the writing and musical talents of Ruth Moore, Gordon Bok, Benny Rehl, and others.

To order, contact Jackson by e-mail, $10 plus shipping & handling

Answering Machine Messages
If you've seen and heard Jackson's characters live, then you'll be sure to want one or more of his wacky alter egos to answer the phone while you're away. Greet incoming calls with Wolfman Jackson, comedic slices of favorite tv shows, or Shakespoof. Or, have Jackson create a special message just for you, your group or organization.

To order, contact Jackson by e-mail, $10 plus shipping & handling

"HAPPINESS IS A DECISION OF THE HEART"

This anthology includes the chapter, It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This, by Jackson Gillman, which shares his perspectives as a performing artist and family man. Featured is his humorous primer of "How to bring a sleeping child from car to bed without incident." Personalized copies are available directly from him for
$24.95 plus $1.05 shipping.

One of Jackson's many programs as a speaker/entertainer is "A Dad's Eye View." For anyone who has helped raise a child, he will have you laughing and sighing in recognition of the challenges and delights of child-rearing in this endearing
comedy/music revue.

"In his casual, extemporaneous-seeming style, Jackson captivated his audience with his new act. Interspersed throughout his engaging patter are songs Jackson has either written or collected to sing to his children or illuminate the parental condition. Very sweet, funny stuff, not to be missed. " - The Bar Harbor Times

 

Sample other stories on the story pages on www.jacksongillman.com (Gospel According to Jon| Diaper Derby | Dog Teaches Man |
| We Lost 14 Pounds in 14 Hours | All In Due Time |
)

 



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